Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X 10.8 is enabled by default and you can see all the excellent OS X GUI animation as if captured with high speed camera. Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X is present since Tiger (10.4) and loads regardless of boot (normal or safe boot). Here is the trick.
How To Emulate Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X 10.8
Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X 10.8 is quite easy to trigger as the core files are actually loaded with the kernel. Simply hold the Shift Key from Keyboard (Left or Right side; does not matter). For example, if during this holding the Shift Key, you click the documents icon (set at Grid view for better visibility of the animation), it will slowly expand.
Known Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X 10.8
Well known Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X 10.8 includes :
- All animated action to show content preview from Dock, including Grid View, Stack; while they are on right side of the divider.
- Launchpad on and off (separate events – open and close)
- Minimize any Window
- Restoring any Window
This effect is also known as Exposé animation in slow motion. However, not all animations are actually related to the main demon Exposé only, but involves others as well.
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